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15 Facts About the Kenai Peninsula

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Fascinating Facts about the Kenai Peninsula
The Kenai Peninsula is a fascinating region. It has a rich human and natural history and a complex ecosystem of animal and plant life. There’s so much to learn, and so much to see! Here are 15 of our favorite facts about the mysterious Kenai Peninsula. 1. The first European...  Read More

Why You’ll Love a Summer Job at the Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge
Fairbanks is known as the Golden Heart of Alaska. Hiking, biking, fishing, kayaking, and camping are minutes away, and the people are friendly and welcoming. Here are all the reasons why you’ll love a summer job at the Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge, which is located on the Chena River in...  Read More

4 Reasons Why You’ll Love Living in Juneau for the Summer

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Reason to live in Juneau for the summer
Juneau is Alaska’s capital city. It’s a thriving cultural hub as well as an oasis of natural beauty. You’ll fall in love with Juneau for your own reasons, and make your own special memories here. Of course, there are a few things pretty much everyone thinks make Juneau so amazing:...  Read More

Off the Clock: 6 Things to Do in Copper River After Your Shift

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
The Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge sits at the gateway to Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. With 13.2 million acres of virtually untouched wilderness, there’s a lot to explore here after your shift ends. Here are 6 of our favorites! Hiking and backpacking The largest national park in the United States,...  Read More

How to Get Around Alaska Without a Car

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Want to work in Alaska for the summer, but don’t have a car? Don’t worry! You won’t need one to work for us, and there are plenty of alternatives for getting around on your days off. Here are some of our suggestions for traveling around Alaska. Shuttle When you’re working...  Read More

Off the Clock: 9 Things to Do in Dawson City, Yukon

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Working in Dawson City, Yukon
From the history of Jack London to Yukon’s stunning scenery, there is so much to see and learn in Dawson City. Here’s a list of activities we recommend doing once you’re done with your shift. Literary types and history buffs will especially get a kick out of spending a summer...  Read More

Our 6 Favorite Places to Bike in Alaska

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Best Bike Spots in Alaska
Alaska has some of the most scenic bike trails in the world. Biking can be both an excellent way to stay in shape and see the state during your time as a summer employee with us! Here are some of our favorite rides, although in a state larger than California,...  Read More

4 Unique Alaska Traditions to Engage In

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Alaska Traditions to Experience When Visiting Alaska
If you’re working in Alaska, you’ll want to learn about the cultural traditions that demonstrate a strong sense of respect for the land, a celebration of things unique to Alaska or a way of honoring its history. Engaging in these activities will help you understand Alaska’s depth of diversity and...  Read More

6 Reasons Why You’ll Enjoy a Summer Job at the Westmark Skagway

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Landing a Summer Job at Westmark Skagway
The Westmark Skagway is a seasonal hotel located in the center of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park in the heart of downtown Skagway. A summer job in this exciting place can be one of the best experiences of your life! Here are six reasons why we think it’s...  Read More

The Financial Benefits of Working in Alaska

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Monetary Reasons to Work in Alaska
While Alaska’s cost of living might be higher than some places in the lower 48 – it’s harder to transport goods here, after all – there are many financial benefits to working in Alaska. Factor in the positives like a daily overtime pay policy and the absence of state sales...  Read More